mighty CPU. The brainpower behind your entire computer. What
to get? There are so many choices! Well here are a few things
that should help you choose the right CPU.
one, stick only to AMD and Intel. Both produce fantastic CPU's,
and both have a wide selection.
should stick to Intel, if you want efficient, compatible and
powerful processing power. You may be tempted to get the PIII,
but these are really expensive. If you wait a few months you
can get these for cheaper. Your best buy with Intel would
be a P4 (preferred for applications) or a Celeron (preferred
for video games). As for the speed of these CPU's, 1.5 Ghz
should be the minimum you'd want.
can also opt for AMD. Actually, if you do a little research
on the web, you'll find out that a lot of people actually
recommend AMD. My own past experiences with AMD has been really
great (yes I'm recommending AMD to you right now). Not only
do they make good CPU's, but their costs are considerably
lower than Intel. You can easily get an AMD CPU (and above)
for about $100. Although you may want to get the speedy AMD
Athlon64, which are just slightly more expensive.
before buying the CPU, find out what Bus frequency the CPU
can support (233mhz or 400mhz). Getting a CPU that supports
a higher frequency will drastically affect the overall speed
of your new computer.